Nov 10, 2015

Senior Anti-Corruption Advisor, Afghanistan

Employer: Democratic International
Location: Afghanistan

Democracy International (DI) seeks a Senior Anti-Corruption Advisor for a USAID-funded anti-corruption program in Afghanistan. Through this program, DI will support civil society and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) entities to implement a range of activities to combat corruption in the public sector. The Senior Anti-Corruption Advisor will be the primary expatriate technical lead for the program.

The Senior Anti-Corruption Advisor's major responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Providing strategic vision and core support for DI's efforts to implement effective anti-corruption activities;
Assisting DI and its partners to identify the most appropriate domestic and international stakeholders at all levels within civil society and GIRoA to work with;
Developing effective strategies for engaging partners to advocate for and implement reforms that can eliminate or reduce corrupt practices;
Designing (and possibly facilitating) trainings for civil society organizations and GIRoA entities on anti-corruption monitoring and enforcement;
Assisting DI's team and its partners to identify points of entry within the public sector for reform and designing appropriate anti-corruption activities to engage in such areas;
Assessing project effectiveness on an ongoing basis and making recommendations for improvement;
Providing management supervision to local staff members;
Overseeing compliance with USAID monitoring and evaluation (M&E) requirements and working with the M&E staff to effectively capture useful data;
Assisting with the administration of DI's office in Afghanistan, including report writing, financial management, and strategic planning;
Assume position of Acting Chief of Party when COP is on leave.

Candidates should possess the following qualifications:
10+ years of experience implementing anti-corruption programs;
Experience living and working in post-conflict environments, preferably in Afghanistan;
Experience working with and advising civil society groups and government officials;
Experience acting as an interlocutor with local and national governments and international organizations;
Experience managing a local national team;
Professional fluency in English. Dari or Pashto speaking candidates will be favorably considered;
An advanced university degree in a relevant field is preferred.

To Apply: (Apply for this job)
Please submit your resume and cover letter to We will only contact those candidates who best meet our needs. No phone calls or additional emails please. DI anticipates a start date of January 1, 2016 for this position.

About DI:Democracy International, Inc. (DI) provides technical assistance, analytical services and project implementation for democracy, human rights, governance and conflict mitigation programs worldwide for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department and other development partners. Since its founding in 2003, Democracy International has worked with civil society organizations, political parties, election-management bodies, government agencies, legislatures, justice-sector institutions, and others in 70 countries. DI is an equal opportunity employer.